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|Three new exhibitions at Bemis Center offer intimate views of strength and fragility|
Paul Mpagi Sepuya; Figure (0X5A0918), 2019; Archival pigment print; 75 x 50 inches; Edition 1 of 5; Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles; Photo: Jeff McLane.
OMAHA, NEB.- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
invites the public to the virtual opening of three new solo exhibitions by artists Maria Antelman, Joey Fauerso and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Curated together under the rubric of Intimate Actions, the exhibitions are centered on the theme of intimacy and how it enters into representations of the body, ones connection to space and surroundings and our relationships. The exhibitions are on view through February 27, 2021.
Maria Antelman: Soft Interface
With references to classical sculpture and archeology, Maria Antelmans work in Soft Interface acknowledges the line between permanence and impermanence. Intimately photographing herself and her family and then splicing these with imagery from the natural landscape referencing bodies as historic sculpturesAntelman intertwines the human form (humanity) with the porous stones of the earth. Creating formal connections through diagrammatic framing techniques, Antelmans photographs and closed loops (gifs) are transformative. Her process includes photographing primarily with 35mm film, printed, scanned, sometimes animated and finally edited. While previous works have focused on the intersection of humanity with computer technology, the work in Soft Interface is rooted in stone, the base element for all future technological development. As a native of Greece, Antelman culls deeply from history while dually imagining the future.
Maria Antelman (b. 1971, Athens, Greece) is a visual artist based in New York. She works mainly with 35mm film photography and she holds an MFA in New Genres from Columbia University. Recent exhibitions include Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; Mechanisms of Affection (solo) at the VAC, UT Austin (2019); and Disassembler (solo) at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2018). She has been awarded production grants from the Onassis Foundation USA, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, and the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation.
Joey Fauerso: Inside the Spider's Body
Treading the thin line between creation and destruction, Joey Fauersos work explores dualities of the human condition, interweaving personal experiences with the current socio-political climate. Through painting, sculpture, performance and film, Fauersos graphic works lean heavily on humor and tragedy, speaking to both fragility and resilience. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Fauerso's work shifted, opening the door for her personal life and anxieties to influence and exist within her practice. As a mother and an artist, she is inspired by the temporality and impermanence of childhood and the (almost) tragic theatricality of growth which she marries with historical references, mythology and ones relationship between the body and the landscape. Experiencing her work means stepping behind the curtain and encountering layers of complexity that surround the current moment. Forever in transition, oscillating between harmony and discord, Fauerso explores how humanity always plays multiple roles.
Joey Fauerso (b. 1976, San Antonio, TX) is an artist and Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. Recently her work has been included in exhibitions at Blue Star Contemporary, MASSMoCA, the Drawing Center in New York, The David Shelton Gallery in Houston and Antenna Gallery in New Orleans. Fauerso received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI in 2001, and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City in 1998. She is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including BSCs Berlin Residency Program with Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany and the Drawing Centers Open Sessions Residency in New York (2014-15). She lives and works in San Antonio with her husband Riley Robinson and their two sons.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Drop Scene
Paul Mpagi Sepuyas unconventional portraits and other studio-based photographs explore the artists relationship between himself and the camera, sexuality, friendship and the space of the studio, which are intertwined and radically dependent on each other. Through his explorations, Sepuya opens up his world to the viewer, leaning into the dust and smudge marks that lay on a mirror, or adding bodies to the space with work prints pinned to the walls. Cameras play a central role, reflected back at the viewer while they focus on the formal yet playful performance of bodies within Sepuyas space. These photographs not only offer a glimpse into the tenderness that exists between artist and sitter but underscores the presence of Black, brown, and queer bodies within the work. While living somewhere between revelation and obscuration, these portraits are experimental yet controlled, and the work often depends on blackness to make visible the traces of the subject, revealed via curtain, skin or piece of clothing. This encourages one to look deeply, scouring out details while being denied by the theatrical minimalism of a black curtain hung in just a way that negotiates the space, the ongoing relationship and all that surrounds it. The work is dynamic, self-reflexive and powerful, offering an intimacy that embraces itself while contributing a newness to studio photography.
Paul Mpagi Sepuyas (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) work is held in a number of major museum collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Museum Fine Arts, Houston; among many others. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Artists Institute, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; among others. He was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
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